The Würth Group is a worldwide market leader in its core business, the trade of assembly and fastening materials. Würth currently consists of over 400 companies in 84 countries and has more than 66,000 employees on its payroll. Over 32,000 of these are permanently employed sales representatives. In the business year 2011, the Würth Group generated total sales of EUR 9.7 billion (according to the preliminary annual financial statement).
In the core business, the Würth Line, the product range for craft and industry comprises over 100,000 products: From screws, screw accessories and anchors to tools, chemical-technical products and personal protection equipment. The Allied Companies of the Würth Group, which either operate in business areas adjacent to the core business or in diversified business areas, round off the range by offering products for DIY stores, material for electrical installations, electronic components (e.g. circuit boards) as well as solar modules and financial services.
More than 3 million customers all over the world trust in Würth today. Human beings and a very special corporate philosophy are the driving forces of the long-standing success enjoyed by the Würth Group. Würth is a family business that was founded by Adolf Würth in 1945. Prof. Reinhold Würth, today’s Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Würth Group’s Family Trusts, took over the business at the age of 19 after his father had passed away and developed it further in the following years. Starting from the early years of the company in post-war Germany, he turned the former two-man business into a worldwide operating trading group.